Listen to an employee of an unscrupulous debt collector trick a victim into paying by pretending to be a law enforcement officer and illegally threatening arrest and other legal action. John Todd Williams, the owner of a debt collection company based in Georgia, used illegal and aggressive tactics to squeeze millions of dollars from thousands of victims. Now Williams is paying his own debt to society in the form of a five-year prison sentence. The debt collection fraud scheme went on for nearly five years as Williams and those he employed ruthlessly tricked their victims into paying by pretending to be law enforcement officers and lawyers and illegally threatening arrest and other legal action. Some of the victims were so intimidated that they paid debts that had already been paid. The fact that some of the victims did owe money is not what this case was about, what Williams and his collectors were saying and scaring the victims into paying by threatening them with arrest and jail was fraudulent and illegal.
Debt Collection Fraud Call Recording
Video by FBI